Kate Atkinson is an author whose books I admire, especially her series featuring (the reluctant) former PI Jackson Brodie, who finds himself embroiled in rescuing people, whether he want to or not.

Atkinson won the Whitbread Book of the Year award for Behind the Scenes at the Museum, her first novel.  Case Histories and One Good Turn are the first two featuring Brodie, an enigmatic man whose private life is as messy as the cases he gets involved in.

I thought I knew the depth of this author until reading When Will There Be Good News? Here is a writer at the height of her powers, her characters so real they jump off the page, her plot as twisted as a squiggly tree branch.  The resolution of the threads she presents are ultimately satisfying, and yet filled with surprise.


Don’t miss this book from a fantastic writer.  Have I steered you wrong yet?

On another note, Paramedic son is home from the hospital and staying with us so his wife can go back to work.  He filled with gas, gets to have his mum give him an injection in the belly twice a day, and is soldiering on.  We’re thrilled to have him here and thank you all for your good wishes and positive light.